The reason Antonio Conte thinks Chelsea are so bad defensively

The reason Antonio Conte thinks Chelsea are so bad defensively

The reason Antonio Conte thinks Chelsea are so bad defensively

"When you have this period with such poor results, you have to divide the responsibility between me, the players and the club", said Conte."As you know very well, because we are talking about football, a lot of times - I don't agree with this - the coach depends on the results. For this, I'm very good", he said.

We played against each other and he's a really good person. While Alonso's form has taken a significant dip from past year, he could still prove to be a handful for the West Brom defence, hence, stopping him could be imperative for Alan Pardew's men.

"I have to learn a lot from the other coaches, the other managers".

"If I don't remember badly, there were two teams to fight for the title - the two Manchester clubs".

Last month, they lost to Arsenal in the League Cup semi-finals, and following two straight losses in their last two English Premier League matches - 3-0 to Bournemouth and 4-1 to Watford - they are now outside the top four.

"And also last season we started behind, and for this reason I think there is too much speculation around this club, around me, and around this team".


"I do feel sorry for the manager because the job he did a year ago was absolutely outstanding and I don't really think he's changed too much", Sky Sports News quotes him as saying. He reached his targets with Barcelona, and also with Roma, you could see a well-organised team. I have, usually, a great respect.

The pressure is undoubtedly mounting on Conte at Stamford Bridge, but he has warned the club against dismissing him, despite just one win in our past five Premier League games.

"He's been a big miss because he's a big character on the pitch and he can change the destiny of games, not so much with his ability sometimes - but with his character", added Pardew.

Costa's exit was prompted by a bust-up with Conte but Pardew has sympathy for the Italian. 'That defeat was probably more of a disappointment than anything else I've had since I was manager here.

Antonio Conte relied on a core of players to get the west London side over the line in the title race last season.

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